Supermodel and seasoned TV personality Tyra Banks has signed on to host the upcoming 12th season of the NBC reality competition show, following the abrupt departure of longtime host Nick Cannon.
Paul Telegdy, president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group, announced the news on Sunday in a statement released to ET, sharing, «Tyra is the complete package: Out-of-this-world talented, funny, brilliant and all heart. In whatever she has done, she has always connected with audiences around the world.»
Telegdy went on to say that Banks’ «vivacious spirit will infuse AGT in a big way.»
The show also shared the news on Instagram, posting a striking red carpet photo of the 43-year-old fashion icon, which they captioned, «America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam, @tyrabanks!»
This article originally appeared on Page Six